City Council names new City Manager

The Colleyville City Council named Jerry Ducay the next City Manager.

The City Council formally approved Ducay’s appointment at the May 16 City Council meeting via resolution. Current City Manager Jennifer Faddens last day with the City of Colleyville is June 2. Ducay will begin his term no alter than July 1, according to the resolution.

An ICMA credentialed manager, Ducay holds an Economic Development Council certification from the National Development Council and brings more than 26 years of municipal government experience to Colleyville, one of the premiere cities in North Texas. Ducay has been serving as Village Administrator for the Village of Frankfort, Illinois, an upscale community in Chicagos Southwestern Metropolitan area with a population of 22,000 residents. Ducay was the City Councils top choice out of more than 50 candidates from 21 states and one foreign country, who applied for the position.

Jerrys impeccable professional reputation and his vast experience in managing communities comparable to Colleyville, made him an excellent choice to lead the organization, Mayor Richard Newton said. The City Council and I put a high priority on transparent leadership and conservative fiscal stewardship, and Jerrys visionary and grounded management style is the perfect fit for Colleyville. As the City continues to develop, it is important that we protect our future and we believe Jerry has the background and expertise to lead the Citys high performing team through open communication and prudent strategic planning.

Ducay began his career in municipal government as the Village Administrator for Dolton, Illinois in 1990, and became the Village Administrator for Crete, Illinois in 1994, where he served until 1999, when he joined the Village of Frankfort. During his municipal management career, Ducay has served on multiple state and regional boards, chaired a municipal investment pool managing 2.2 billion in local funds, and taught as an adjunct faculty member of South Suburban College.

Ducay holds a Doctor of Education from Olivet Nazarene University, an MBA from Governors State University, and a BS in Economics from Illinois State University. He currently serves as a member of the Illinois City Manager Association Committee on Professional Conduct, and as a reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting certification process. Previously, Ducay served as Board President of Southwest Agency for Risk Management, a self-insured risk pool made up of eight municipalities, and was appointed to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Group to develop a statewide watershed management program.

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City Council names lone City Manager finalist

The Colleyville City Council narrowed its search for the next City Manager to lone finalist Jerry Ducay.

The City Council will formally approve Ducay’s appointment at the May 16 City Council meeting. Current City Manager Jennifer Faddens last day with the City of Colleyville is June 2.

An ICMA credentialed manager, Ducay holds an Economic Development Council certification from the National Development Council and brings more than 26 years of municipal government experience to Colleyville, one of the premiere cities in North Texas. Ducay has been serving as Village Administrator for the Village of Frankfort, Illinois, an upscale community in Chicagos Southwestern Metropolitan area with a population of 22,000 residents. Ducay was the City Councils top choice out of more than 50 candidates from 21 states and one foreign country, who applied for the position.

Jerrys impeccable professional reputation and his vast experience in managing communities comparable to Colleyville, made him an excellent choice to lead the organization, Mayor Richard Newton said. The City Council and I put a high priority on transparent leadership and conservative fiscal stewardship, and Jerrys visionary and grounded management style is the perfect fit for Colleyville. As the City continues to develop, it is important that we protect our future and we believe Jerry has the background and expertise to lead the Citys high performing team through open communication and prudent strategic planning.

Ducay began his career in municipal government as the Village Administrator for Dolton, Illinois in 1990, and became the Village Administrator for Crete, Illinois in 1994, where he served until 1999, when he joined the Village of Frankfort. During his municipal management career, Ducay has served on multiple state and regional boards, chaired a municipal investment pool managing 2.2 billion in local funds, and taught as an adjunct faculty member of South Suburban College.

Ducay holds a Doctor of Education from Olivet Nazarene University, an MBA from Governors State University, and a BS in Economics from Illinois State University. He currently serves as a member of the Illinois City Manager Association Committee on Professional Conduct, and as a reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting certification process. Previously, Ducay served as Board President of Southwest Agency for Risk Management, a self-insured risk pool made up of eight municipalities, and was appointed to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Group to develop a statewide watershed management program.

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Street survey begins May 15

The City of Colleyville will analyze the condition of all streets within the city limits this month.

Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) will conduct a street-by-street survey beginning Monday, May 15, with an expected completion by the months end, weather permitting. Residents will see the DTS digital survey vehicle traversing city streets for the next few weeks.

This assessment will provide valuable data on Colleyville roadway conditions. The data will yield information to rate roadway conditions and city streets ride quality. The City will use this information to plan future roadway improvement projects and to enhance repair and maintenance efficiency.

The vans possess cameras that collect imagery on all pavement and above ground, transportation-related assets within the right-of-way. This imagery will create a digital video inventory.

To gather information about city road conditions, the digital survey vehicle will simply drive city streets. The vehicle will operate at a speed of about 30 mph. The position of the cameras on the truck give it a drivers-eye-view of the roadway.

The vehicles will travel all roads within Colleyville. The vehicles will only collect data during daylight hours to ensure the high quality data.

No unusual or loud noises are associated with the digital survey vehicle. It will sound like any other vehicle driving along the roadway. The vehicle will have the DTS logo clearly visible on it.

If residents have questions or need additional information regarding the vehicles, the project, or the process; they are encouraged to contact the Public Works Department at 817.503.1090.

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Tarrant County Elections posts unofficial May 6 General Election results

Tarrant County Elections has posted the unofficial results for the May 6 General Election online.

City Councilmembers Place 3 and Place 4 were up for election. The City Council will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 to canvass the election. The newly elected City Council members will serve at that nights meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. That meeting will include a reception for the new councilmembers.

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Glade Road interim work planned for Saturdays

Update May 7:Glade Road Maintenance will return. Crews will return to pave Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20. Construction will take place from Bluebonnet Drive to Montclair Drive on May 13. This section of road will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Residents who live within this area will have access to their residences, but some delays could be expected. Other motorists will detour on Hall-Johnson or Cheek Sparger roads.

Update April 22:Due to the weather, the scheduled paving has been postponed.

Update April 14:Glade Road interim asphalt maintenance will be held Saturday, April 22. Crews will work from Bluebonnet Drive to Montclair Drive. This section of road will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists will detour through Hall-Johnson Road or Cheek Sparger Road. Future interim asphalt work is also planned for Saturday, April 29, and, if necessary, May 6.

The City will continue interim maintenance of east Glade Road on Saturdays in April.

Crews will place a new asphalt surface over the existing roadway to improve ride quality. Work to improve the roadway between Bluebonnet Drive and Pool Road will take place on Saturdays, April 22, April 29, and May 6, as needed. Construction will be limited to these individual days.

The road will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in order to perform the work in a safe manner. During construction, residents and property owners that live in the area will be allowed access to and from their property. Postal service and emergency services will have access at all times. City staff recommends avoiding this route on the scheduled Saturdays. Motorists can detour through Hall-Johnson Road.

By performing the work on Saturdays versus a standard work day, work hours are not limited by peak hour traffic and the amount of traffic is greatly reduced.

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PSA: Dispose of wipes, fats, oils, and grease properly to maintain sewer system

The City of Colleyville maintains an aggressive sanitary sewer cleaning program that helps keep the system running effectively, but the cleaning program is even more effective when coupled with community participation.

When citizens work collectively, the impact is significant. Actions as simple as not flushing disposable wipes and not putting fats, greases, and oils in the sewer system are a tremendous help in keeping a well running sewer system.

Incorrectly disposing of wipes, fats, greases, oils, and more in the sewer system creates problems for the city-owned collection system and the regional wastewater treatment plant. These bad habits result in the need for additional maintenance activities, treatment, and can lead to system failures, which can lead to regulatory fines.

Colleyville experienced an overflow, in December 2016, which resulted in remediation efforts at an estimated cost of 7,000 and 4,875 in administrative fines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. All regulatory requirements were met in response to this event, but it was costly. Officials determined the blockage was caused by foreign material — wipes, napkins, and miscellaneous non-flushable products — in the sewer system. Many manufacturers claim their products are safe to flush, but once they enter the public sewer system, they can cause blockages and can damage expensive mechanical equipment.

The city requests citizens remain cognizant of what they flush and put down the drain to reduce the potential for future sewer system blockages.

Below is a video that provides helpful information and demonstrates the importance of only introducing proper material into the sewer system.

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Community disposes more than 200 lbs. of drugs

Update: The Colleyville community safely disposed of 204 lbs. of prescription drugs during Durg Take Back Day, April 29. Every bit helps to prevent drug diversion, misuse, and abuse. Colleyville Police are seeing the amount of prescription drugs disposed of on Drug Take Back Day grow during each event.

Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 29

Community members can bring their pills for disposal from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to Market Street, 5605 Colleyville Blvd. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. In its 11 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in about 3,200 tons of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicinesflushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trashboth pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion .

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City Council reviews Glade Road designs at worksession

City Council continues to move forward on the future design of Glade Road.

The Council examined seven possible designs for the projects Phase 2, which runs from Manning Drive to Pool Road, at an April 17 worksession.

Glade Road is a major east-west corridor in Colleyville. City Council has paid extra attention to this project to improve the roadway, while preserving the character of the road. In a previous meeting with the design consultant, TranSystem, the City Council asked to see several more design options for Phase 2.

During the latest worksession, the Mayor and Council showed interests in a design that includes concrete curb and gutters, an underground storm drainage system, left-turn lanes, a trail on the north side of the roadway and a sidewalk on the south, from Rose Street to Montclair Drive.

The roadway from Montclair Drive to Pool Road could feature a ribbon curb, drainage swales with grate inlets and underground storm drains, turn lanes, a sidewalk on the north side of the roadway from Montclair to Pool Road, and a trail on the south.

The next step for Phase 2 will be for the City Council to vote to amend the scope of the design contract with TranSystems, which may occur in May. Phase 2 construction is scheduled in the Citys Capital Improvement Plan for 2018.

City Council members also expressed their eagerness to ensure that Phase 1 construction from Bransford Road to Colleyville Boulevard begins this summer and that a significant amount of work is complete before school returns in the fall.

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Dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on April 29

Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 29

Community members can bring their pills for disposal from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to Market Street, 5605 Colleyville Blvd. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. In its 11 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in about 3,200 tons of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicinesflushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trashboth pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion .

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Eat, drink, cook for a good cause at Old Tyme BBQ

Old Tyme BBQ is a Colleyville tradition with two-day filled with good eats to raise money for Texas Special Olympics.

The free event invites attendees to the Colleyville Center grounds, 5301 Riverwalk Drive, for a free catfish fry at 5 p.m. Friday, April 28. There will be inflatable fun and live music from two bands. Coolers are allowed. The 25 VIP area returns. VIPs get access to all-you-can-eat food and drink from local vendors.

Saturday, April 29, is for serious eats as both Colleyville cooks and International Barbeque Cookers Association competitors show off their barbecue bravado for the judges. The festivities begin at 11 am. For bystanders, heaping plates of barbecue will be available for purchase. As in previous years, the event may need judges to taste the competitors entries.

The annual Kid-Q cook-off returns as junior chefs ages 8-14 grill their best chicken for the judges. At 1 p.m., children, with the help of an adult, will grill chicken breasts for a chance to be declared the best.

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